Contact: Abigail Fota, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790
MEDIA ADVISORY/INVITATION TO COVER
1st ANNUAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS CONFERENCE EXPLORES ISSUES THAT ARE PLAGUING THE NATION
Allentown, PA (April 29, 2004) - In response to a national epidemic of decreasing health and well-being, Cedar Crest College hosts the 1st Annual Health and Wellness Conference. The event unites education, research and experience to explore a vision of health and wellness for the future. The inaugural conference incorporates presentations, workshops and exhibits throughout the day on Friday, April 30.
AMERICA'S BATTLE WITH OBESITY
v "Overeating: Setting Your Goals for a Healthier Lifestyle"
Obesity is a problem that is often not addressed properly. This session explores the self-care strategies that are essential to achieve the goals of a healthy lifestyle.
v "Spa Cuisine Made Simple"
Demonstrating an array of culinary techniques for vegetable, whole grain and legume preparations that can easily be incorporated into anyone's daily menu plans. Recipes will incorporate ingredients that are available in local markets, yet will reflect the influences and flavors of many diverse cultures.
ADVANCES IN SCIENCE - MUTATING DISEASES TO CLONING
v "Microbes on the Move: Global Health Issues in the 21st Century"
What is it about deadly microbes that make them so powerful? Why have they so successfully invaded our lives? What new insights have come from recent research, and what ethical concerns have scientists encountered?
v "Biology in the News: Stem Cells and Cloning"
Debates flood the media over stem cells and their use. This workshop will provide the background information needed to understand what stem cells are, why they may be useful in treating human diseases, and why there is so much controversy over their use.
v "Meeting the Challenge of Developing Global Perspective in the Health Care Arena"
Exploring the use of a student/faculty international exchange as an intervention to help facilitate international partnerships between schools of nursing.
For more information on the 1st Annual Health and Wellness Conference, please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.
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College Relations Associate - Media